Hugo Rodallega


BornJuly 25, 1985


Hugo Rodallega Martínez s a Colombian footballer who currently plays for Fulham FC. Rodallega began his career at local amateur club Boca Juniors de Cali before signing for Deportes Quindío in 2004. He went on to score a total of 13 goals in his first season, earning himself a call-up to the Colombia under-20 squad for the South American Youth Championship. Rodallega had now caught the attention of foreign clubs and signed for Mexican Primera División club Monterrey in 2006. A disappointing spell resulted in a loan move to Atlas before being transferred toNecaxa in 2007. In January 2009, he moved to Wigan Athletic for a fee of £4.5 million. After initially struggling at the club, he finished as the club's top goalscorer in his first full Premier League season. He scored 24 goals for the club, making him Wigan Athletic's all-time leading Premier League goalscorer. On 12 July 2012, Rodallega signed a three-year deal with Fulham after the expiration of his contract at Wigan. He scored his first Fulham goal to open the scoring against former club Wigan in a 2–1 away win on 22 September.
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